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2012-12-09 7:26 PM
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I used to use a phone book but I sweat like crazy and the paper would leave a mess on the floor. I built 2 risers out of scrap 2x4s and foam packing material I had laying around because I was too lazy and cheap to go to the store and buy a riser. I have been very happy with the home made version so I have stuck with it over 3 years now. Total cost $0.00 + 30' of time. If you want a photo let me know


2012-12-09 10:13 PM
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I saw a simple riser on sale at PerformanceBike for $10.  Really not worth going through any extra effort for that price, huh?
2012-12-09 10:28 PM
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Old hardcover book for me. It has been working perfectly for the last two years.
2012-12-10 7:44 AM
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I use a brick, If I'm doing hill training I use a stack of bricks (usually 3), solid as a rock never worry about falling off so I can concentrate on my sufferfest...
2012-12-10 7:49 AM
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JZig - 2012-12-09 11:28 PM Old hardcover book for me. It has been working perfectly for the last two years.

 

Same here, I flip it over every now and then to keep it from dipping too much in the middle. 

When I first got my trainer I also bought the cycleop's riser but found it to be useless and returned it.

2012-12-10 8:22 AM
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pschriver - 2012-12-09 8:26 PM I built 2 risers out of scrap 2x4s and foam packing material I had laying around because I was too lazy and cheap to go to the store and buy a riser.

I don't think you understand the concept of laziness.

 

 



2012-12-10 8:54 AM
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Magazine (or two or three), book(s), phone book, wood scrap, piece of old tile... whatever I can find that's laying around and is the right height. For the last tow years, it's been two old Travel and Leisure magazines.

I have a riser block (three, actually...) but never use it (for one reason, none of them is the right height for the bike i have on the trainer now).

I don't know what you people are doing to fall off the other things, but I've never fallen off of mine, and I ride pretty much daily.

2012-12-10 8:55 AM
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Goosedog - 2012-12-10 8:22 AM

pschriver - 2012-12-09 8:26 PM I built 2 risers out of scrap 2x4s and foam packing material I had laying around because I was too lazy and cheap to go to the store and buy a riser.

I don't think you understand the concept of laziness.

No kidding. :D

2012-12-10 9:16 AM
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mmrocker13 - 2012-12-10 10:54 AM

I don't know what you people are doing to fall off the other things, but I've never fallen off of mine, and I ride pretty much daily.



Perhaps this is indicative of why triathletes can't hold their line?

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